Manny Pacquiao will spend a whopping $4million (£2.6m) on tickets for his huge entourage for this Saturday’s fight against Floyd Mayweather.
With tickets for the $300m showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at a premium, the Filipino will fork out millions to ensure his 900-strong entourage are in attendance.
Associated Press spoke to Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum, who said he paid $10,000 (£6,468) for his ringside seat and that Pacquiao will foot a bill in the region of $3m and $4m for 900 tickets.
Manny Pacquiao will spend $4million on tickets for his entourage for this Saturday’s mega-fight
Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao at a press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Wednesday
The 36-year-old has been known for the size of his team, and on this occasion it looks like it will cost him. Still, Pacquiao is expected to pocket at least $120m for being involved in the fight of the century so $4m will seem a small price to pay to have his family and friends in the MGM Grand’s Garden Arena.
Less that 1,000 tickets for the fight were made available for the general public and sold out within minutes of going on sale last week.
The rest of the tickets, approximately 15,000, will be distributed privately between the fighter’s respective camps.